Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Paddington is a joy of a film. There’s no other way to describe it. A superbly realised kids film but with a humour and charm that will appeal to adults also. From it’s fully realised lead character to it’s excellent cast (Whishaw as the titular bear stands out) who all connect so strongly with the audience. Even without this, however, the filmmakers throw in enough goofy set pieces to make you laugh out loud. If I had ANY issues with the film it would be that maybe the FX don’t quite live up to the budget’s realities BUT this is a very small point in what is really a wonderful film. Both for kids AND adults.
Best Bit: Paddington settles in to the house!
Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy
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